#1 Maryland Defeats Penn In NCAA Women’s Lacrosse

The University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse season came to an end at the home of the top-seeded Maryland Terrapins.  In the second round of the NCAA Tournament Maryland downed Penn 13 – 5.  The Quakers finished the season with a 13 – 5 record.

PennThe Red and Blue got off to a good start taking a 1 – 0 lead on an unassisted goal by midfielder Lindsey Smith less than five minutes into the game.  #1 Maryland answered less than a minute later as Taylor Cummings scored the first of her three goals.  The Terrapins scored three more to move in front by a 4 – 1 score with 19:25 to play in the first half.  Tory Bensen and Nina Corcoran tallied back to back scores getting Penn to within a goal.  Maryland closed out the half going on a 4 – 1 run to lead 8 – 4 at intermission.  In the second half the Terps outscored the Quakers by a 5 – 1 margin.

Penn could not mount a serious run as Maryland would take a 6 – 1 edge in second half draw controls, 17 – 3 for the game.  Cummings was credited with 10 for the hosts.  The Terps outshot the Red and Blue 28 – 12, 12 – 4 in the latter half.  Cummings Goal Keeper Lucy Ferguson tried to keep the Quakers in the game by making 8 saves.

Bensen scored three goals in the contest giving her 43 for the season.  Corcoran had a goal and an assist, her 24th of the season.

Kelly McPartland and Beth Glaros tallied three times for Maryland in addition to the hat trick by Cummings.

Written By: Glenn Papazian

Contact: Glenn@PhillyCollegeSports.com


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